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Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Dr Michael Mc Gettrick
PLEASE SEE ALSO: https://maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick/Michael Mc Gettrick holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (String Theory) from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), and a Bachelors Degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He has carried out research at
- The University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
- Imperial College London
- The University of Bath
- Computer Algebra Nederland (Amsterdam)
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- MINES ParisTech (Paris)
- The National University of Ireland, Galway
- Johannes Kepler Universitat (Linz)
- Universite Paris-Sud (Paris)
Originally working as a string theorist, he has since carried out research in (the mathematics of) discrete event dynamical systems, computer algebra (symbolic computation) and quantum information (quantum computation).
Please also check my home page at http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/~gettrick
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|989 MF 39 00 MCGETTRICK ITC||01-MAY-00||29-NOV-04|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2020)|| 'How Quantum Information can improve Social Welfare'
Groisman, B; Mc Gettrick, M; Mhalla, M; Pawlowski, M (2020) 'How Quantum Information can improve Social Welfare'. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory, 3 :1-9 [DOI] [Details]
|(1992)|| 'Virasoro operators for arbitrarily twisted Kac-Moody algebras'
McGettrick, M. and McGlinn, W. and Gorman, N. and O'Raifeartaigh, L. (1992) 'Virasoro operators for arbitrarily twisted Kac-Moody algebras'. Internat. J. Modern Phys. A, 7 (11):2547-2558 [DOI] [Details]
|(2020)|| 'The role of city geometry in determining the utility of a small urban light rail/tram system (vol 12, pg 233, 2020)'
Mc Gettrick, M (2020) 'The role of city geometry in determining the utility of a small urban light rail/tram system (vol 12, pg 233, 2020)'. Public Transport, 12 :233-259 [DOI] [Details]
|(2020)|| 'Quantum Walks with Memory Provided by Parity of Memory'
Li, D;Mc Gettrick, M;Yang, YG;Xu, J;Wang, Y (2020) 'Quantum Walks with Memory Provided by Parity of Memory'. International Journal Of Theoretical Physics, 59 :1934-1943 [DOI] [Details]
|(2011)|| 'Alternate two-dimensional quantum walk with a single-qubit coin'
Di Franco, C;Mc Gettrick, M;Machida, T;Busch, T (2011) 'Alternate two-dimensional quantum walk with a single-qubit coin'. Physical Review A, 84 :1-8 [DOI] [Details]
|(2016)|| 'Generic quantum walks with memory on regular graphs (vol 93, 042323, 2016)'
Li, D;Mc Gettrick, M;Gao, F;Xu, J;Wen, QY (2016) 'Generic quantum walks with memory on regular graphs (vol 93, 042323, 2016)'. Physical Review A, 93 (4):1-8 [DOI] [Details]
|(2016)|| 'Publisher's note: Generic quantum walks with memory on regular graphs [Phys. Rev. A 93, 042323 (2016)] [ MR3542870]'
Li, Dan and Mc Gettrick, Michael and Gao, Fei and Xu, Jie and Wen, Qiao-Yan (2016) 'Publisher's note: Generic quantum walks with memory on regular graphs [Phys. Rev. A 93, 042323 (2016)] [ MR3542870]'. Phys. Rev. A, 93 (4) [Details]
|(2015)|| 'Quantum Walks on Two Kinds of Two-Dimensional Models'
Li, D,Mc Gettrick, M,Zhang, WW,Zhang, KJ (2015) 'Quantum Walks on Two Kinds of Two-Dimensional Models'. International Journal Of Theoretical Physics, 54 :2771-2783 [DOI] [Details]
|(2015)|| 'One-dimensional lazy quantum walks and occupancy rate'
Dan, L,Mc Gettrick, M,Zhang, WW,Zhang, KJ (2015) 'One-dimensional lazy quantum walks and occupancy rate'. Chinese Physics B, 24 (5):1-18 [DOI] [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Quantum walks with memory on cycles'
Mc Gettrick, M,Miszczak, JA (2014) 'Quantum walks with memory on cycles'. Physica A-Statistical Mechanics And Its Applications, 399 :163-170 [DOI] [Details]
|(2013)|| 'Measurement-Induced Generation of Spatial Entanglement in a Two-Dimensional Quantum Walk with Single-Qubit Coin'
Di Franco, C,Mc Gettrick, M,Machida, T,Busch, T (2013) 'Measurement-Induced Generation of Spatial Entanglement in a Two-Dimensional Quantum Walk with Single-Qubit Coin'. Journal Of Computational And Theoretical Nanoscience, 10 :1613-1616 [DOI] [Details]
|(2011)|| 'Mimicking the Probability Distribution of a Two-Dimensional Grover Walk with a Single-Qubit Coin'
Di Franco, C,Mc Gettrick, M,Busch, T (2011) 'Mimicking the Probability Distribution of a Two-Dimensional Grover Walk with a Single-Qubit Coin'. Physical Review Letters, 106 :1-5 [DOI] [Details]
|(2010)|| 'ONE DIMENSIONAL QUANTUM WALKS WITH MEMORY'
Mc Gettrick, M (2010) 'ONE DIMENSIONAL QUANTUM WALKS WITH MEMORY'. Quantum Information & Computation, 10 :509-524 [Details]
|(1991)|| On Virasoro constructions from Kac-Moody algebras.
McGettrick, Michael (1991) On Virasoro constructions from Kac-Moody algebras. : ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI. [Details]
|(1998)|| Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on System Structure and Control
Jean Cochet-Terrasson, Guy Cohen, Stephane Gaubert, Michael Mc Gettrick, Jean-Pierre Quadrat (1998) Numerical computation of spectral elements in max-plus algebra Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on System Structure and Control [Details]
|(2014)|| 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting,
Michael Mc Gettrick, Colm O' Riordan, Meng Li, Jaroslaw Miszczak (2014) AMS Special Session on Quantum Walks, Quantum Computation, and Related Topics. [Invited Lecture], 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, MD , 15-JAN-14 - 18-JAN-14. [Details]
|(2011)|| Algorithms via Quantum Random Walks.
Michael Mc Gettrick (2011) Algorithms via Quantum Random Walks. ERCIM Newsletter [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2016||Member of EPSRC Peer Review Associate College||EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK)|
|1990||Fellow, Center for Applied Mathematics||University of Notre Dame, Indiana|
|1982||Tyndall Medal||Carlow Scientific Council|
|1985||Kingsmill Jones Memorial Prize||Trinity College Dublin|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|American Mathematical Society||Member||01-DEC-93 /|
|American Physical Society||Member||01-JAN-88 / 31-DEC-93|
|Irish Mathematical Society||Member||01-DEC-99 /|
|Conductive fireplace insert||27-SEP-16|
|Solar Wall Heating System||08-DEC-10|
|1986||Trinity College, Dublin||Bachelor of Arts||B.A. Mod. (Hons.) in Theoretical Physics|
|1991||University of Notre Dame||PhD||Theoretical High Energy Physics|
Recent Postgraduate Students
|Name||Organisation / Institute||Country||Description of Collaboration|
|Jaroslaw Adam Miszczak||Polish Academy of Sciences||POLAND||
|Carlo Di Franco||Imperial College London||UNITED KINGDOM||
|Giuseppe Di Molfetta||Aix Marseille Universite||FRANCE||
|Dan Li||Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics||CHINA||